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I'm looking for a driveshaft for my 54' F100 3 speed no OD. Also rear with low ratio gears (highway). Does anyone know what years would be interchangeable for these items? Also where to find.
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Most of the early F-1 and F-100 owners try to find a 57 to 72 Ford F-100 9 inch Ford rear end. It is a bolt in and then you can easily install a gear ratio from 2.50 to 6.00. The center section is easily removable and the gears are in the center section. A LOT of rodders call that the " hog head ". Usually, a " hog head " with a highway friendly gear ratio is easily found and for less than one hundred dollars. The later F-100 rear end also provides you with easier to find and buy ... brake parts.



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google how to measure a drive shaft. there are good videos from inland empire. If you are lucky you will find a drive shart in a truck deuce listed. Some yards save drive shafts and keep them in a rack then it's time for the tape measure and calipers
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F100 driveshaft

Deuce,
Thanks for that info. You're a gentleman and scholar. Timothale, Thank you as well. Really appreciate the help from this site. I installed a 3 speed overdrive trans and unit about four years ago. The back of the trans developed a leak and that may be why I chipped a tooth in first & second gears. Anyway I still have the original 3 speed (which doesn't leak) and was thinking I might rather have a lower ratio rear and skip the OD unit altogether, as I don't love the freewheeling at low speeds. I bought the trans shafts with the o-rings to stop the leak but still not sure I want the OD, so I haven't installed yet. Anyway, I've a lot of decision making to contemplate. I'm sure your feedback will help that process for me. Thanks again.
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Deuce,
Thanks for that info. You're a gentleman and scholar. Timothale, Thank you as well. Really appreciate the help from this site. I installed a 3 speed overdrive trans and unit about four years ago. The back of the trans developed a leak and that may be why I chipped a tooth in first & second gears. Anyway I still have the original 3 speed (which doesn't leak) and was thinking I might rather have a lower ratio rear and skip the OD unit altogether, as I don't love the freewheeling at low speeds. I bought the trans shafts with the o-rings to stop the leak but still not sure I want the OD, so I haven't installed yet. Anyway, I've a lot of decision making to contemplate. I'm sure your feedback will help that process for me. Thanks again.
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